We can find beauticians all over the world. But the treatments and prices vary, depending on where you are. It’s for sure that the northern countries don’t look for the same treatment as the southern ones.
So every once in a while I’ll be posting about a different country, how does the people look like, how much it costs to he treated, what do the clients want,etc…
Portugal is latin country but quite different from their neighbor; Spain. Some clichés are still in use here and there, such as the Portuguese women are all janitors while the men worked in masonry. In fact only the old generation from the 70′ and 80′ were like that. Now women and men are like everywhere else.
Now speaking about the difference between the Spanish and the Portuguese. I would say that the Portuguese are very unlucky due to their country’s location. It is the farthest country of Europe, they don’t have a wide variety of neighbors to mix their culture with. So it is very normal to see the old people standing in the middle of the street to look at you if you look and dress differently.
Yes…. it’s very annoying to be looked at as if you were coming from another planet.
They don’t use as much makeup as the Spanish do, they don’t dress elegantly as their neighbors do either. Yet the new generation is the only image of modernity that can be seen by foreign eyes.
Lots of beauticians can be found across the country, and it is not always easy to take an appointment for the same day due to their tight schedule.
Having spoken to a few, I’ve been told that most of their clients are people of middle age, wanting more body treatments rather than facial ones, such as anti-celullite, hair removal, manicure, etc… Various prices are to be found, for instance you’re about to pay 30-40 Euros per facial session and 460 Euros for 4-6 body sessions in a private cabinet, while you can pay 168 Euros for 5-6 facial sessions and 198 Euros for 5-6 body sessions at a pharmacy’s beauty institute such as Wells. They surely don’t use the same products neither the same tools, but they try to achieve the same thing.
For deeper skin care, such as wrinkles, acne, brown spots….the dermatologist is the option.
I agree with the first beautician that I spoke with, who told me that the best treatment is “the prevention”. Smoking, Drinking and Stress is what aggravate our health.
The younger people take care of their shape and beauty at home, using all the beauty products available on the market, while the old people don’t really care.
Beauty is part of every culture but used in different ways, the Portuguese focus more on the hygiene rather than the looks. As every epoch has its fancies, the cosmetic addiction is slowly rising as the young people merge their souls in the world of internet.